Now You Can Find Award-Winning West Coast Strains in Massachusetts



On the hunt for Runtz in Beantown? Search no further more. Ayr Wellness, top vertically-integrated multi-state hashish operator, has announced its new partnership with flower brand name, Shed in Translation (LIT for limited) to bring the finest of West Coast genetics to the Massachusetts market through legacy seed breeders and pheno-hunters, Tahoe Hydroponics. Obtained by Ayr Wellness in June 2021, the six-time Jack Herer Cup winners boast famed cultivars this sort of as Sundae Driver and Gelato 45, with Tahoe Hydro co-founder and CEO Ray Schiavone at the helm.

The indoor operation, according to Schiavone, “is grown [with] the greatest stage of … hydroponic gear, Athena vitamins and minerals and the hottest and greatest lights.” Working new, unreleased strains like Red Velvet Runtz, Miami Vice and Watermelon Sugar alongside attempted and legitimate flagships like WAP—a Cheetah Piss cross—he proceeds, “Our product has always been to innovate with one of a kind terpene profiles and fill certain shopper calls for and tendencies within our menus.”

Bubble Bath / Courtesy of LIT

Ayr: The Selling price is Correct

Eighths and quarters of the midrange-priced flower are currently offered in pick out strains at their two newly-opened bigger Boston Ayr Wellness Dispensary spots in Watertown (for grownup use and medical) and Back Bay (adult use only), as well as wholesale. When requested about their decreased-than-typical value point for regular indoor-developed products and solutions, Schiavone says, “Massachusetts customers are now going to have access to these new substantial-good quality solutions at a cost better than the opposition.”

Multi-point out operators (MSOs) are traditionally great at giving decent, if not quality products at sensible prices—the normal final result of learn planning and correct monetary backing. Keeping some amount of treatment for the plant, the environment, and the persons taking care of the plant ordinarily normally takes a backseat, but as founder, chairman, and CEO of Ayr, Jonathan Sandelman states, “LIT flower is a testament to our dedication to getting the greatest elements – services, people today, genetics – and cultivating outstanding cannabis at scale in the course of our corporation.”

When requested why he felt so strongly about doing the job with an MSO like Ayr, Schiavone explains that “I definitely regard and respect Ayr’s dedication to excellent and willingness to incorporate our management and methodologies into their system.”

WAP / Courtesy of LIT

Flower to The People today

Ayr and LITs dedication to their consumers and crew is apparent in dialogue with Schiavone, who claims their strain choices are dependent on purchaser demand from customers and feed-back. He also mentions how substantially he seems forward to doing the job with Massachusettsans and gushes, “I have personally expended a whole lot of time not only assembly Ayr’s retail crew but traveling to quite a few other operators such as Nova Farms, Caroline’s and North East Options. In all places we have [gone] we have experienced a warm welcome and absolutely everyone is enthusiastic to knowledge a West Coast flower brand name. Not only does everyone take pleasure in good flower, it’s humbling to see how many persons love carrying our hats and clothes that haven’t even tried out our flower still. It really is amazing to see.”

He proceeds, “I assume with any model you have to take care of [it] … like your possess child. I acquire tremendous satisfaction in earning positive that all the things from the apparel, flower and derivatives are all of the greatest excellent with the intent of possessing a lasting partnership with whoever it comes in speak to with.”

The future’s on the lookout brilliant for the model loved ones, as they make programs to develop, which consists of a pheno-looking enthusiasm undertaking from Schiavone. What does he hope to carry to Massachusetts other than a long time of cultivation knowledge and a smile? The grasp grower says that the East Coast demands some excellent purps. “I think something the Massachusetts sector requires is a significant high-quality purple flower with lemon terpenes, which is anything I’ve been functioning on in R&D for many years, so I’ll be fired up to introduce that to the marketplace inevitably.”